The upcoming anime The Faraway Paladin received a new trailer along with a release date. The anime premiers on October 9, 2021.
You can watch the new trailer below:
The video also features the anime’s opening song The Sacred Torch by H-el-ical. The ending song is titled Shirushibi by Nagi Yanagi. The anime will air on TOKYO MX, AT-X, and BS Nippon Television in Japan.
Together with the trailer, they also announced that Aoi Yuki and Hiroki Takahashi will join the cast of the series as Gracefeel and Stagnate. You can see their character designs below:
The older cast list includes:
- Maki Kawase as Will
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Blood
- Yui Horie as Mary
- Nobuo Tobita as Gus
- Ayumu Murase as Menel
Kanata Yanagino started writing the novel series The Faraway Paladin in May 2015. Overlap serialized a light novel adaptation of it in March 2016. It is ongoing and currently has 5 volumes. The same publisher also published a manga adaptation of it in September 2017, which has 6 volumes as of now.
J-Novel Club, the English publisher of the light novel series also describes the plot as:
In a city of the dead, long since ruined and far from human civilization, lives a single human child. His name is Will, and he’s being raised by three undead: the hearty skeletal warrior, Blood; the graceful mummified priestess, Mary; and the crotchety spectral sorcerer, Gus. The three pour love into the boy and teach him all they know. But one day, Will starts to wonder: “Who am I?”
Will must unravel the mysteries of this faraway dead man’s land, and unearth the secret pasts of the undead. He must learn the love and mercy of the good gods, and the bigotry and madness of the bad. And when he knows it all, the boy will take his first step on the path to becoming a Paladin.
“I promised you. It’s gonna take a while, but I’ll tell you everything. This is the story of the deaths of many heroes. It’s the story of how we died, and it’s the reason you grew up here.”
Yuu Nobuta (World’s End Harem) will be directing the series. Studio Children’s Playground Entertainment (Cerberus, Citrus). You can also check out the anime’s latest key visual below: